This Culture of Seriousness extends into other aspects of Scottish life too.For example, this past Saturday my English friend and I went to a club in the West end.Although we dressed up, a lot of the other girls were completely styled to the nines with the latest fashions from Top Shop.My friend and I – although sober – went totally NUTS on the dance floor and ** had fun.Graffiti vandals have trashed two carriages of the historic Flying Scotsman train on the Severn Valley Railway in Worcestershire.They struck over the festive period daubing a crude 'Banksy' on one carriage and spraying another with garish green and pink graffiti.We really should stop calling it the NHS and start calling it the SNHS.I recognise there are some who claim the independence debate is relevant to healthcare, arguing we could do so much more “if only”, but this is to ignore the SNHS has been deviating more and more from the public’s perception of a “national” UK health service since devolution arrived in 1999.
Labour leader Richard Leonard was right to raise the harrowing treatment of 80-year-old Tom Wilson who waited more nearly four hours for an ambulance and spent 13 hours on a hospital trolley after a fall on New Year’s Day.
We did not take ourselves seriously at all while it seemed like everyone else was. ) Jennifer is a Canadian living amongst the puckered pale flesh and scorching ginger hair of Glaswegians.
I'm not complaining nor am I making any judgements on either culture; I'm just trying to understand British men (ugh) and assimilate to the Scottish ways – without turning into a slag. I've linked to this Leah Mc Laren article about British men before and even though she received a lot of harsh criticism for it, I think she is generally right.(Fine print: Don't worry, Mom. After a mid-twenties life crisis and yearning to escape puritan ‘Toronto the Good’, she moved to Glasgow in March 2006. If you believe any of the information on this page is incorrect or out-of-date, please let us know.
No one actively seeks rejection and heartbreak but, alas, it's a side effect of dating.
Oddly, there also seems to be a Culture of Seriousness that surrounds a ‘traditional date’ over here.
The carriages have now both been meticulously restored by volunteers.